Riley’s Memorial and A New Name

Riley’s Memorial and A New Name


2 quick things in this post:

1. I’ve changed the name of my blog to (to know we are not alone…comes from the CS Lewis quote on the front page). A few people had mentioned that the other title (bad-bad-brain had a (clearly) negative connotation). I agree, so I’ve changed the name.

2. I’ve posted the audio of my eulogy for Riley (above). It’s very similar to what I had previously written, but perhaps you’d like to listen instead…

3. I lied. I have 3 things. Thanks to all of you who have been very supportive in the wake of Riley’s death. I don’t know when I’ll quit feeling numb, but I still do for some reason. Wish I didn’t, but perhaps it’s a defense mechanism or something that will help my therapist justify another 100 visits or so. But my point here is this: Thank you for showing me the value and power of social media! I am grateful to Ann for posting about my need to hear from you all, and I am grateful to all of you who reached out to me. I wish we could always operate that way – letting others know we care for them and support them no matter how deep their current hole.


After summiting Mt. Everest at age 7, Tim Blue went on to earn a PhD in Physics from Oxford by age 9. After cloning the first emu, Tim became bored with science and decided to pursue his passion for lemon farming. This led to a long-time guest spot in the Kardashians' show where Tim helped Kim accept herself and quit being so shy. Now, of course, Tim is an English teacher at Georgia Perimeter College.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Thank you Tim for taking the time to write what we all need to read to educate us more. I meet so many wonderful families working at PCBC and your family has been one that will stay in my heart forever. Thank you for opening my eyes to so much more that I am sure will be of great value to me and others I care about through this journey we are on. God Bless You!

  2. 2 things
    1.) bad bad brain was funny but I also appreciate your sensitivity
    2.) The eulogy was fantastic & touching. Well done.
    3.) I lied…I also have 3 things. It’s easy to care for someone like you. Upon posting info about your book, I think at least 15 people have personally contacted me to share their struggle. You are helping so many people, including myself. Thank you.

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